By far most of the players to represent the Browns in the Pro Football Hall of Fame played in all-out attack mode side of the ball, yet that doesn’t mean the franchise hasn’t seen its reasonable part of skilled safeguards. Just two protective players who enjoyed most of their vocations with Cleveland have wound up revered in Canton, yet en route, the Browns have rostered plenty of other champions cautious stars.



Cleveland Browns Greatest Defensive Tacklers In History

Bill Willis

Bill Willis secured the protection for the Browns in their initial eight periods of presence. In that capacity, he won five straight titles to open his vocation and showed up in the title every one of the following three seasons. During Willis’ residency, Cleveland’s guard permitted the least focus in the association multiple times and the second-least in the other two seasons. He assisted the Browns with completing as the main group in AAFC history to never surrender in excess of 200 places in a season.

Len Ford

At the point when Len Ford played in the AAFC, he could look as the Browns ruled the association. As a tenderfoot tight end and guarded end for the Los Angeles Dons in 1948, Ford had no chance of realizing he’d join those fearsome Browns only two seasons later.



The Dons were disbanded when the AAFC collapsed after the 1949 season, and the Browns chose Ford in the second round of the AAFC dispersal draft. With that pick, they found one of the most mind-blowing guarded linemen in establishment history. Despite the fact that Ford had shown solid getting capacities with the Dons, the Browns previously had such countless hostile weapons that he was utilized solely on safeguard.

Clay Matthews Jr.

No player throughout the entire existence of the Browns has played in a greater number of games than Clay Matthews Jr., and that is by all accounts, not the only establishment record he holds. Matthews was powerful as an external linebacker for 16 seasons, making him the best linebacker and quite possibly the most famous player to at any point play for Cleveland. He holds professional records for sacks (62) and handles (1,430), however, neither detail was included in the earliest days of the NFL.

Bob Gain

He basically played on the left half of the defensive line, yet had the option to play each position along the line. In 126 games with the Browns, he recuperated 15 mishandles and had one block attempt, which he returned 22 yards for a score. Moreover, he was an ideal three for three right on track after score kicks in 1952.

Hanford Dixon

As a tip-top cornerback from the time he was drafted in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, Hanford Dixon was important to the Browns all through the ’80s. Going into the 1984 season, Dixon had become worn out on unremarkableness (Cleveland was 18-23 from 1981 to ’83), so he urged the group’s linebackers to be more forceful in their quest for quarterback sacks. The outcome was one more helpless appearance in the standings (5-11) yet an incredible enhancement for protection (No. 6 in the NFL in rival scoring).

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